32 WEEKS
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Amber Dress c/o Flynn Skye  /  Free People Straw Hat  /  Fringe Bag c/o Linea Pelle  /  Sandals – F21

It’s no secret I’ve got a big crush on Flynn Skye.  I got to meet the designer Amber at a party a couple weeks ago and she was just as wonderful in person as I expected.  Her dresses are so comfortable and relaxed and the prints are always on point.  They are pieces that can easily be dressed up or down and can be worn from day to night.   I’ve got a few of her dresses, like this one, that just might last me through this entire pregnancy!  I have yet to buy a shred of maternity this summer, and hopefully I can keep it that way!

I was able to have what the doctor’s call a “growth ultrasound” last week.  It’s basically an ultrasound making sure that the baby’s growth is on track.  Last pregnancy, they had some concerns over Rylee’s growth and my small belly size….so anytime there is a history of that, I guess they do this extra 30 week ultrasound.  I certainly didn’t mind the chance to see my little guy moving around on the screen again!  He was so much bigger than my last ultrasound at 20 weeks.  So big, it was actually hard to see him.  I did get a few photos of his sweet face though, making me that much more excited to meet him and hold him in my arms!  Results came back totally normal and he was already measuring in the fifty second percentile.  Just above average! I don’t necessarily know what average is…but I was pretty excited that everything looked healthy and that he was growing so good.  It’s pretty insane to think that in just 8 short weeks we will become a family of four!

 


BRADLEY MOUNTAIN
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I’m wearing:  Warby Parker Downing Sunglasses // Madewell tee dress  //  Bradley Mountain X Loneflag Scout Bag

Rylee’s wearing:  Tiny Cotton’s Beach Tent Dress via Murray & Finn // Zuzii Sandals // Custom Bradley Mountain Children’s Scout Backpack

Sam and I have a good friend named Tyler who owns a brand called Bradley Mountain.  He specializes in rugged outdoor bags and accessories, mainly working with duck canvas and leather.  Every piece is thoughtfully designed and created by Tyler himself.  We are huge fans of not only his timeless products, but also the heart behind his company.

One of my favorite pieces in his collection is the Scout bag.  It’s classic and minimal, with just the right touch of femininity in it’s natural color. And I happen to think that it’s the perfect unconventional diaper bag.  Tyler is even thinking about creating a collection of kids/toddler bags, like this custom mini Scout bag Rylee is wearing!  So hound him on instagram (@bradleymountain) about how awesome it is and this just might be a reality ;)  I have searched high and low for stylish children’s backpacks, and let me tell you, they are few and far between!  This one takes the cake, and then some.


BON VOYAGE
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Jean Trouser - THVM via Loneflag //  Top c/o Truly Madly Deeply // Necklace – St. Eve

Photos by Jackie Wonders

Well, Sam and I are off to Wisconsin for a bit of R&R at his family’s cabin.  It seems like life has been non-stop the last few months, so we are excited for a little bit of down time together, away from our computers and to-do lists.

These photos were taken a little bit ago, but it’s a simple everyday look that I love.  Slouchy tapered jean trousers and a comfy black tee.  Throw on some heels and a necklace and you look pretty put together :)


Dad’s Day & 28 weeks
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Otis & Maclain Senorita Dress - Van De Vort  //  Amber Stone Necklace – St. Eve Jewelry6 7 8

That last photo just gets me.  I can’t imagine a better father for our girl.  Owning his own retail shop does not allow for much off time, so sadly, he had to work on Father’s day.  But we got to celebrate him last night.  We went downtown for dinner and found this really cool spot with a great view of the city.  My heart swells when I see  the way he loves her.  Rylee has been a daddy’s girl since the day she entered this world.  During those first few months of life, Sam would wake up with her (and me) every time.  He’d change diapers, feed her bottles when I was too tired to function…..he’d take her to run errands and sit with her for hours just to hear her giggle.  He has always been so involved in the parenting process, and it’s never once felt like I’ve been alone in this.   I am thankful everyday for that.  And for his loyalty to me and desire to be the best father and husband he can be.  I know Rylee will grow up feeling cherished by her daddy, and I know that will play a role in the rest of her life.  In building her confidence and confirming her beauty and worth.  He’s irreplaceable to us.  And to think, we get to do this all over again with #2 in just a few short months.  It’s terrifying and exciting all at the same time! :)  But there’s no one else I’d rather have by my side.

Happy (slightly belated) Father’s day to all the great dad’s out there!


Alexis Russell
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Marrakesh Dress c/o Free People  //  Jewelry c/o Alexis Russell

Third Trimester.  It’s hard to believe I am already here.  I remember this stage so vividly with Rylee, and it literally feels like yesterday.  And now, having her run around my ankles as I am experiencing this miracle all over again…it’s made it hard to keep track of the weeks and milestones…to step back and really soak up everything that my body is doing right now.  He is still constantly reminding me of his presence though, with his quick jabs and rolls.  And not to mention the nausea that I just haven’t been able to kick.  I’ve finally surrendered to the fact that it just might last through this whole dang pregnancy.  But I’ve made it this far, September really does feel just around the corner….and what’s three more months, right?  I just can’t wait to meet him.  Rylee is already so sweet, with her goodnight kisses to my belly and always asking if Cru is “ok”.  Lately she’s been telling me “Cru is getting big momma”.  Yes, yes he is baby girl….haha.

I’ve been living in dresses and easy comfortable pieces like this one.   It’s funny how all attempts at fashion go out the window in exchange for what feels good right now.  I was gifted these beautiful bangles, rings and necklace from Alexis Russell.  They are delicate, minimal everyday pieces that go with everything, from  a casual day look like this one, to night.  Probably my favorite accessories to date.  And brides to be….you really ought to look at her stunning Bridal Collection.  I’m thinking I might have to suggest one of these to Sam as a 5 year anniversary gift ;)